Office of the Commissioner of Financial Regulation


Collection Agencies


If you intend to conduct debt collection services in the State of Maryland, you may require a Collection Agency license.


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Featured Information

Collection Agency Updates
Advisory Notice: Change in Control - Requirement to Update Application Information - February 26, 2016
Advisory Regarding Licensure of Debt Purchasers - Advisory 5-10 - May 5, 2010
Unlicensed Consumer Loan and Prohibited "Payday" Loan Collection Activity

Applications and Forms

Collection Agency (Original Office) Application
Collection Agency (Branch) Application
Collection Agency Renewal Application
Change in Control Update Form (Word)
Interim Changes
MD Collection Agency Licensee Surety Bond Form (Word)

Laws and Rules

Applicants and licensees are expected to be knowledgeable about and in compliance with the Collection Agency Law, and any other applicable State or Federal statutes and regulations.

Note: To access the Maryland Code Annotated, from the link below, select the “Maryland Code” folder, then select the individual folders or links provided to delve into the volumes, chapters, and/or sections of the publication.

Maryland Code Annotated, Business Regulations § 7-101 et seq. (Collection Agency Law)
Maryland Code Annotated, Commercial Law § 14-201 et seq. (Consumer Debt Collection)

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